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Box artwork for EarthBound.
Developer(s)HAL Laboratory
Year released1994
System(s)SNES, Nintendo Power (SNES), Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch
Preceded byMother
Followed byMother 3
Japanese titleMother 2
ModesSingle player
Rating(s)SNES icon.png ESRB Kids to Adults
Wii U icon.png ESRB TeenPEGI Ages 12+MatureCERO All ages
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EarthBound is an RPG for the SNES. It had good success in Japan as Mother 2 and Nintendo ported it to the US with a big advertising campaign, but failed to sell as well as in Japan. Later, in Japan, it was re-released on the Game Boy Advance along with Mother (the first game) as Mother 1+2. On April 20, 2006 Mother 3 was released in Japan on GBA.

The game is often dubbed a "sequel" to the original Mother, an NES title released only in Japan. In practice, however, the games largely exist as "stand alone" titles, with similar themes and storylines, but little plot or character continuity.

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